What is our Congregational Care Ministry? It consists of several caring, trained lay ministers in partnership with and directed by our clergy to serve. How? We listen and encourage; visit or contact the sick, the home bound, and those in grief or with other burdens.
If you would like to learn more about Congregational Care Ministry, please contact Rev. Phyllis Barren (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817-339-5082.
Congregational Care Ministers
Lay persons, called Congregational Care Ministers (CCM’s), work with our Clergy to help meet the needs of our church family through:
- Hospital visits & telephone calls
- One-on-one support in times of illness or need
- Support to grieving families
- Proactive ways to encourage & care for people in our congregation
- Communion to hospital bound or homebound FUMCFW members
This partnership between lay and clergy enables us to provide a greater level of care to our church family. Congregational Care Ministers meet regularly as a team and with their Congregational Care Pastor for supervision and assignments.
If you are interested in being a CCM, contact Rev. Phyllis Barren (email@example.com) at 817-339-5082.
Counseling & Support Ministries
Counseling & Support Ministries provide help and resources for people facing a variety of difficulties and times of need. Click here to learn more.
This vital ministry takes the flowers from the altar to the flower room on the third floor, breaks them down and places them into smaller vases for delivery to members who are homebound, in the hospital or in nursing homes. We’re looking for volunteers interested in becoming part of this ministry to spread delivery to more areas of the city. For more information, call 817-336-7277.
Parish Nurse Ministry
This multifaceted FUMCFW health ministry offers free weekly blood pressure screening, seasonal immunizations at reduced rates, opportunities to participate in blood drives with Carter Bloodcare, and helps promote overall health awareness to our congregation. For more information, contact Dr. Suzy Lockwood at 817-257-6758.
Prayer & Spiritual Formation
The Prayer & Spiritual Formation Ministry offers a variety of opportunities to help individuals and groups connect to God and to one another through prayer. Click here to learn more.
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